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#187777 - 11/07/09 01:32 PM Re: Is Your RSK Mk5 Sheath Too Loose? [Re: T_Co]
Matthew_L Offline

Registered: 09/30/09
Posts: 33
Loc: Rabat, Morocco
You can find them a bit cheaper elsewhere. I got mine from AG Russell for 17.95 + shipping. When you look at the cost of a good solid, folder, it works out.

Originally Posted By: T_Co
Was at my local Scheels today and asked about the MK5. They do not have it. They can order it, but wait time is 30 days... retail per the assistant is $26...Im thinking not only no but heck no..

#194098 - 01/21/10 07:29 PM Re: Is Your RSK Mk5 Sheath Too Loose? [Re: Matthew_L]
StuToffee Offline

Registered: 02/07/05
Posts: 41
Loc: Stockport, Cheshire, UK
I finally got one of these babies & Im VERY impressed, couldnt be happier with it (Well...I guess it COULDVE been delivered by Megan Fox, but you know what I mean.)

I paid Ģ21 delivered from Shop4lessuk.com & can see me getting one or two more, I think one of these would (someday!) make a perfect first fixed-blade for my nephew (he's STILL abit young at 20 months!)

Great job. Great knife.

It occurs to me that IF youre putting the blade in an SAS tin or Altoids tin kit, you could omit the sheath to save space & if you must "guard" the edge, just use some Duct tape or a piece of split tubing.

#194103 - 01/21/10 08:20 PM Re: Is Your RSK Mk5 Sheath Too Loose? [Re: Doug_Ritter]
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Registered: 08/16/02
Posts: 1105
Loc: Germany
I received my RSK Mk5 yesterday. It came reasonably sharp and the sheath has good fit. It feels well and is easy to handle. I am happy with it.
My only complaint would be that the vendor left me drooling and anticipating for two month. That would be plenty of time to make it and bring to over the pond by ship (maybe they actually did this). But that would certainly not be Dougīs fault.
If it isnīt broken, it doesnīt have enough features yet.

#203235 - 06/11/10 03:16 AM Re: Is Your RSK Mk5 Sheath Too Loose? [Re: M_a_x]
Roarmeister Offline
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Registered: 09/12/01
Posts: 944
Loc: Saskatchewan, Canada
I cheated... I didn't have pop in the house so I improvised with a 12 oz flask of my favourite rum! smile
It failed about 50% of the time. It depended a bit on how I held the sheath. If held by the outside edges it lifted 10% of the time but if lifted by the sheath tip as in Doug's pictures it lifted 90% of the time!

Also an interesting note - I couldn't find the knife at an REI store in Colorado but I could get it locally in Regina at a knife specialty shop although I had to pay a bit more for it ($35 CDN)

#204407 - 07/08/10 05:08 AM Re: Is Your RSK Mk5 Sheath Too Loose? [Re: Bear_Claw_Chris_Lapp]
ghdfans2010 Offline

Registered: 07/06/10
Posts: 2
Loc: VA
Good!Thank you for your diligence.Doug_Ritter,haha!
GHDcheap ghd

#207146 - 09/02/10 03:12 AM Re: Is Your RSK Mk5 Sheath Too Loose? [Re: Doug_Ritter]
trailtoa Offline

Registered: 05/09/09
Posts: 4
I noticed the loose sheath when I recieved mine. Here is a do it yourself fix. I did the fix to both my sheaths. I removed the knife, took a C clamp and slightly preloaded the opening on the sheath. I then used a heat gun to heat the plastic, as soon as the color started to change I stopped the heat. I then let it cool. The retention is very strong after the mod. I will try and measure it in number of cans this weekend.

#207248 - 09/03/10 05:28 PM Re: Is Your RSK Mk5 Sheath Too Loose? [Re: Doug_Ritter]
trailtoa Offline

Registered: 05/09/09
Posts: 4
I tested out the modified sheath. My RK5 could hold two cans but not three, my sons could hold one can but not two cans.

#222702 - 05/02/11 02:28 PM Re: Is Your RSK Mk5 Sheath Too Loose? [Re: Doug_Ritter]
atoz Offline

Registered: 01/25/06
Posts: 144
Loc: Nevada
First toyota recall not knife recalls.

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